Did you have a chance to see the movie Julie and Julia? It is a great movie about a modern-day girl, Julie, cooking her way through Julia Child’s famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
I have cooked many recipes from this book and it’s an all-day event. The dinners are fabulous, but this type of cooking is just not practical for us modern-day busy moms. For many of us, gone are the Julia Child days when stay-at-home moms had all day to prepare a fabulous French dinner while sipping highballs, smoking a cigarette and watching Days of Our Lives in our pearls. Today, our lives are busier than ever. What Julia Child did in the mid-1900s by bringing fabulous French cooking to the housewife, I aim to do by bringing clarity, simplicity and organization to the busy modern-day mom in The Organized Cook™.
Ratatouille. I made this vegetable dish and loved it. Unfortunately, incorporating this gourmet recipe into my weekly meal planning as a side dish wasn’t practical because it took up too much of my time. So, I figured if there were a way to combine a ratatouille into a main dish with a steak or chicken- and add a few short-cuts- it may work. What I got from my culinary experiment was one of my family’s favorite dinners: Toni’s Ratatouille Pan-Simmered Steak. I didn’t even use seasoning with this dish because after it has simmered for an hour with eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes, it has such a fresh flavor.
I’ll keep experimenting in the kitchen on new family dinner favorites while finding new ways on how to save my valuable time and money at the grocery store. Learn more about how The Organized Cook™ can help you.
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